Every TBI is slightly different, which means that treatment for each type of injury will vary a great deal. Some individuals respond well to treatment while others will live with the consequences of their TBI with little to no improvement for the rest of their lives.
What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?
The symptoms of TBIs vary a great deal. If you suspect that you or a loved one has a head injury—such as after a car accident—it’s critical that you get medical care right away. Addressing the problem quickly can reduce the long-term effects of this injury and may even prevent death.
Some of the symptoms of traumatic brain injury include:
- Loss of consciousness
- State of being dazed, confused, or disoriented
- Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or loss of balance
- Problems with speech
- Sleep disturbance, such as being unable to sleep or sleeping too much
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Memory or concentration problems, inability to focus
- Mood swings or mood changes
More severe traumatic brain injuries will come along with much more severe and persistence symptoms or several of the above. It may even result in comas or consciousness disorders.
How do traumatic brain injuries happen?
Traumatic brain injuries are commonly caused by a blow to the head or another part of the body, often in an accident. The force of the impact will have a significant effect on how severe the TBI may be. Common causes of TBIs include:
- Vehicle-related accidents. These include car accidents and motorcycle crashes in particular. But, it can also be the result of bike collisions and pedestrian accidents as well.
- You don’t even have to fall from a height to experience a TBI due to a fall. Even a typical slip and fall accident can lead to a severe head injury. In fact, falls are the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries.
- Sports injuries. Contact sports like football, boxing, soccer, and other high-impact games often lead to head injuries. Even sports like baseball can cause a TBI in some cases. Head injuries in sporting activities are especially common among young people.
- Domestic violence, assault, and gunshot wounds can all result in TBIs. Again, these are more common among children, but they can certainly happen to adults as well. Combat and explosions can also lead to head injuries that may affect you for the rest of your life.
If you or a loved one has endured a TBI due to an accident, you might have a legal claim. It is sometimes hard to say just how much a traumatic brain injury will affect someone for the rest of their life, but the medical bills and treatment that you may face could be significant. Let John Foy & Associates help you get money damages to deal with these expenses. Fill out the form to your right or call us at 404-400-4000 to get your FREE consultation today.